Conservation Alliance Well Represented at Cyclocross National Championships

The 2010 Cyclocross National Championships were held in our hometown of Bend, Oregon last week. Several Conservation Alliance member companies — Yakima, Pearl Izumi, Clif Bar — were on hand as sponsors. It was a wild scene with more than 10,000 spectators cheering on the riders who cranked their way through a course sloppy with mud, snow and spongy grass.

Conservation Alliance Program Associate Serena Bishop Gordon (pictured above) kicked butt in both the Women's Masters 30-35 race (placing 8th overall) and in the Women's Elite race (placing 27th overall). Michael Carroll, who works for the Wilderness Support Center, a Conservation Alliance grantee, also completed the Men's Masters 35-39 race.

Meanwhile, Conservation Alliance Executive Director John Sterling was on hand to cheer on both Serena and Michael, and to expose his two children (pictured below) to the wonders of cyclocross fans.